Let us take this moment to welcome the return of the Circle Bar, the Lee Circle music haus reopening tonight following a year's absence for renovations.
Show booker Jason Songe, who curated a solid near-nightly lineup of national touring and local acts inside the venue, debuted another steadily filling calendar for the bar's return. Tonight at 10 p.m., Rik Slave & the Phantoms, O.L.D., Little Maker and Clockwork Elvis kick off the Circle Bar's homecoming. Download a Phantoms' live set from the Blue Nile for free here.
And rapid-fire pop-punks I'm Fine debut their EP at Siberia tomorrow with veteran semi-retired New Orleans punks The Ghostwood. Grab the EP here, and grab The Ghostwood's landmark 2005 album Development here.
After the jump: new music from Galactic, Theresa Andersson, Alabama folk and more.
Galactic debuted another track from the upcoming Carnival-centric Carnivale Electricos — listen to the Sergio Mendes riffed "Magalenha" on NPR. The album hits the streets February 21, Fat Tuesday.
Alabama folk-pop outfit Delicate Cutters (above) performs at AllWays Lounge 10 p.m. Sunday with My Graveyard Jaw and The Tumbleweeds. The Birmingham-based band roots itself in Americana, lending orchestral-tinged, stripped-to-gorgeous songwriting to its folk repertoire, whether it's reveling in Patti Smith or Gillian Welch melancholy or a Southern kind. Stream the LP Some Creatures here.
Tomorrow: The Mountain Goats (who have quite a few songs about Alabama themselves) perform at Tipitina's with Nurses. (More on that show in Gambit.) John Darnielle and company have a dizzying trail of records in their near-20-year-old history — grab some tracks from their storied storytelling career here.
And lastly, welcome back songstress Theresa Andersson, who debuts "What Comes Next" from her upcoming LP Street Parade over at Spin.com. Download the track here. Street Parade is out April 24.